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India remains largest arms importer overtakes China, Pakistan: study

India remains largest arms importer overtakes China, Pakistan: study

Mar 17, – The total volume of arms sales was up 14 percent in 2009-13 compared to the previous five years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over […]

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India’s Supreme Court grants stay for two Delhi gang-rape convicts

India’s Supreme Court grants stay for two Delhi gang-rape convicts

Mar 16, – In an emergency court session held on Saturday, two Supreme Court judges ordered the hangings of two of the four convicts to be put on hold, after the men’s lawyers appealed. Indian’s Supreme Court has granted two young men convicted of a fatal gang-rape a stay of execution. The attack on a […]

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Govt vows to revenge after Maoist rebels attack on India forces

Govt vows to revenge after Maoist rebels attack on India forces

Mar 12, – Maoist insurgents will not be allowed to spoil next month’s Indian elections with violent attacks, the home minister said Wednesday, a day after rebels killed 16 people in their deadliest raid in almost a year. About 200 rebels had ambushed a group of 44 troops and police guarding construction workers in the […]

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India: Everyone is invited to swearing-in, VIPs not allowed says Arvind Kejriwal

India: Everyone is invited to swearing-in, VIPs not allowed says Arvind Kejriwal

Dec 26, – New Delhi:  Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi’s new chief minister at noon on Saturday, December 28. Everyone is invited and there will be “no VIPs,” he has promised. The Aam Aadmi Party chief also said this morning that his government will be “searching for honest people “We need honest and […]

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Delhi court sentences gang rapists to death

Delhi court sentences gang rapists to death

Sep 13, – A Delhi court has sentenced the four men to death in the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman. The case shocked India and prompted public outcry over the high rate of violence against women. Judge Yogesh Khanna on Friday sentenced the four men to be hanged for their brutal rape of […]

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Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Indian spiritual guru Asaram bapu sent to 14-days judicial custody

Sep 02, – A court in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city sent spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, arrested for alleged sexual assault on a minor, to 14 days’ judicial custody on Monday, a police official said. “Asaram has been sent to judicial custody till September 15,” a police official told IANS over phone from Jodhpur. He will be […]

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Pirates free Turkish ship with Indian crew

Pirates free Turkish ship with Indian crew

July 24, – The Indian crew of MT Cotton is safe and many of them have called home after their release, family members say. Pirates have released a Turkish cargo ship with a crew of 24 Indians which they hijacked near Port Gentil off the coast of Gabon in West Africa last week. It is […]

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Indian judge booked for wife’s murder

Indian judge booked for wife’s murder

July 21, – Pradeep Aggarwal, brother of the CJM’s wife Geetanjali, had lodged a first information report against Garg and his parents under penal provisions for murder and common intent Code, police said. Ravneet Garg, the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) of India’s Gurgaon, was booked for the murder of his wife who was found dead […]

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Lending a helping hand to refugees “World Refugee Day”

Lending a helping hand to refugees “World Refugee Day”

June 22, AP – War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds in 2012, the UN’s refugee agency said on Wednesday, pushing the number of people forcibly displaced to a two-decade high of 45.2 million. All told, the UNCHR’s annual figures showed 1.1 million people fled across international borders in […]

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Mass Protests in Brazil vow further action

Mass Protests in Brazil vow further action

June 21, AP – Protests that began as an outcry against a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares in Brazil’s largest cities haven’t ended with Wednesday’s announcement that the increases would be rescinded. Protest organizers have called for mass demonstrations in dozens of cities Thursday, as people express frustration with corruption and what they […]

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